Which Top 10 hit was actually an adaptation of a Chuck Berry hit?
#61343. Asked by joanita. (Dec 30 05 9:09 PM)
That would surely depend on which country's charts you are talking about.
I don't know if any count as an "adaptation" but here is a site that lists a few covers of Chuck Berry songs: http://www.warr.org/berry.html
Dec 30 05, 9:56 PM
That site does mention a couple that were definitely adaptations and certainly top 10s in many countries.
John Lennon borrowed the first two lines of "Come Together" from Chuck Berry's "You Can't Catch Me" and was successfully sued by Chuck Berry's management as a result.
"Surfin' USA" is a rewrite of "Rock and Roll Music". I think Chuck was credited for this so no lawsuit that time.
Dec 30 05, 10:25 PM
I'm just waiting for someone to do something with "My Ding-a-Ling".
Perhaps I should rephrase that...
Dec 30 05, 10:28 PM
Dec 31 05, 4:50 AM
Sorry, Artpaul. You're too early to be the first Gimboid of the New Year.
Dec 31 05, 5:48 AM
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